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Rapid Application Development with Mozilla™ by Nigel McFarlane

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Chapter 11. RDF

This chapter explains the basics of RDF—a significant information format used by the Mozilla platform. RDF is a W3C XML standard. It is one of the more unusual technologies in Mozilla, but correctly applied it is both powerful and convenient.

Few applications can do useful work without externally supplied information, and Mozilla applications are no different. RDF is a good way to supply small amounts of reusable information. The Mozilla platform can process that RDF information. The Mozilla platform is also partially built out of RDF information. The everyday operation of most Mozilla-based applications ...

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